Will We See you on the 20th? ACE Education Seminar

Invite your local elected officials to proactively discuss the issues that impact our dairy community. This event is for community leaders, elected officials, conservation officials, dairy and livestock producers and Wisconsinites who want to grow vibrant and green communities. Register Now! Registration Fee: $50.00 Seminar Overview Research and education: "World-class" starts here UW-System President Ray Cross joins us to discuss how the consolidation of two-year colleges wi

The Show of the Spring - New York Spring Dairy Carousel

SYRACUSE, NY - Time to plan for the New York Spring Dairy Carousel April 6-9 in Syracuse at the New York State Fairgrounds. The 43rd edition, sponsored by the New York Holstein Association, will include shows for all major dairy breeds along with top-notch Holstein and Protein Breed sales. In 2017, over 200 youth from the Northeast participated in the judging contest followed by eight different breed shows featuring 800 head of dairy cattle. Many of the animals have won their

Talk Shop with High Performing Dairies in North-Central Wisconsin

Dairy Producers Can Learn from Peers on October 26 Tours of Heller Farms, Inc. and Selz-Pralle Dairy The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) announce the PDPW Dairy Dialogue Day Tours, a daylong chartered bus tour exclusively for dairy farmers. The tours provide dairy owners and managers the opportunity to engage in conversation with other leaders looking to improve their own operations. The tour will be held Thurs., October 26 departing from the Best Western, Black River

CWT Assists with 961,216 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted five requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), and Tillamook County Creamery Association that have contracts to sell 740,753 pounds (336 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese as well as 220,462 pounds (100 metric tons) of butter to customers in the Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from

Bonnie Mohr to Portray the Jersey Cow for the 21st Century

Madison, WI—Bonnie Mohr, one of the world’s most popular and most respected dairy artists, has been commissioned by the American Jersey Cattle Association to portray the Jersey cow for the 21st Century. “The Board of Directors has asked Bonnie to create not one, but three paintings that capture the ideal conformation and unique beauty of the modern, efficient and profitable Jersey cow,” said AJCA Executive Secretary and CEO Neal Smith. “A distinctive perspective will be ta

Select Sires Releases “Impact Sires of the Breed” Artwork

Plain City, OH - Select Sires unveiled a new “Impact Sires of the Breed” artwork to attendees of their National Sales Conference in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month. The newest edition represents the Holstein breed’s greatest impact sires from this decade, including ten most influential daughter-proven sires and the two most dominating genomic sires for elite ranking sons and daughters. The new print features: 7HO11314 MOGUL, 7HO12165 MONTROSS, 7HO11351 SUPERSIRE, 7HO12600 M

World Event Ayrshire Sale

The Ayrshire Breeders Association held the WorldAyrshire Event Sale on October 4 in Madison, Wisconsin, in conjuction with the World Dairy Expo. Topping the sale was Lot 1 at $7,900. A fancy Junior Two-Year-Old, Stillmore Gentle Ina placed fourth in the International Show earlier in the week and was Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion of the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Scored VG-88, she is sired by Gentleman out of a family of Very Good and Excellent dams. Consigned by St

First Woman, Bonnie Mohr Named National Dairy Shrine Guest of Honor

Bonnie Mohr, Owner and President of Bonnie Mohr Studio in Glencoe, MN, is the first woman bestowed with the National Dairy Shrine’s most prestigious Guest of Honor award. This award, presented October 5th, recognizes a contemporary dairy leader for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the dairy industry. “If an image, or in this case painting, is worth 1,000 words…Bonnie Mohr has written more novels than any other person in the history of this great American dairy

Holstein Named Supreme Champion of 2017 World Dairy Expo

Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET was awarded the honor of Supreme Champion at the 2017 World Dairy Expo. This winning Holstein cow is owned by Budjon, Vail, Abbot, Van Excel and Woodmansee of Lomira, Wis. Blexy, was the first-place winner in the Six-Year-Old Cow Class and Senior and Grand Champion Female in the International Holstein Show. As Supreme Champion, Blexy received the Gregory Blaska Memorial Trophy, a $2,000 cash award sponsored by BouMatic, a royal blanket sponsored by Ag

Fanny-Red Wins her way to Fame at the International Red & White Holstein Show

Meadow Green Abso Fanny-Red is taking home the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Award after being tapped as the Grand Champion Female of the International Red & White Show on October 6 at World Dairy Expo®. Fanny-Red, owned by Triple-T, T&L Cattle, Berry, F&D Borba and F&C Borba, North Lewisburg, Ohio, won the Aged Cow, Six-Year-Old & Over Cow Class before winning Senior Champion Female on her way to Grand Champion. Reserve Grand Champion honors were awarded to the Interme

Long-time Utah Holstein Breeder Wins 2017 Klussendorf Award

Harry Papageorge of Ogden, Utah was named the 76th winner of the Klussendorf Award, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States during the 51st World Dairy Expo. Papageorge has dedicated his entire life to the dairy industry and continues to play an active role on this family’s dairy farm because he simply loves it. Throughout the years, he has mentored many people in Holstein circles across North America. The award is given in memory of Arthu

Record Set in 2017 WDE Youth Showmanship Contest

A record-breaking 424 youth exhibitors competed in the 2017 World Dairy Expo® Youth Showmanship Contest on Thursday, October 5. Youth showmen from around the globe competed for top honors in Junior, Intermediate and Senior Showmanship Divisions. Winning the Junior Division, the W. Terry Howard Award and clippers from Andis Company was Brianna Meyer of Chilton, Wis.; the Intermediate Division, the Howard Voegeli Award and clippers from Andis Company were won by Taylor Vander M

Wizard Sails Across the Colored Shavings

Top Acres Supreme Wizard-ET, owned by Wayne E. Sliker, St. Paris, Ohio, finished on top in the International Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo® on Thursday, October 5. Wizard was first awarded top honors in the Component Merit Class, then Senior Champion Female, and finally, Grand Champion Female. She and Sliker also took home the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Meanwhile, Reserve Grand Champion honors went to Cutting Edge Thunder Faye, the first place Seni

Winner Lives Up to Name in the International Junior Brown Swiss Show

Top Acres Garbro Winner-ET, owned by Jonathan Hubbard, Thurmont, Md., brought home Grand Champion honors from the International Junior Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo® on Thursday, October 5. Winner placed first in the Five-Year-Old Cow Class and went on to be named Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show. She and Hubbard received the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award for this achi

Wisconsin Cow Named Champion of the International Milking Shorthorn Show

Eichlers MD Blanche-ET, owned by Peter Vail and Hillpoint Partners of Cross Plains, Wis. was named Grand Champion Female in the International Milking Shorthorn Show at World Dairy Expo® on October 4, 2017. Blanche was also named Intermediate Champion Female and received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Elron Megadeth Waveland-EXP-ET, owned by Halie Gruenwald of Lost Nation, Iowa, was awarded Reserve Grand Champion Female for the second year in a row after p

Martha Marches off the Colored Shavings as a Three-Peat Grand Champion

For the third consecutive year, Musqie Iatola Martha-ET earned Grand Champion of the International Jersey Show on Wednesday, October 4 at World Dairy Expo®. Martha was awarded first-place in the Six-Year-Old and Older Cow Class and took home the Senior Champion Female Award. Additionally, she received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion was the winning Five-Year-Old Cow, Elliotts Blackstone Charlotte-ET, owned by Riven

Genus IntelliGen™ Technologies Partners with Geno – Leading Norwegian Genetics Breeder

Genus IntelliGen™ Technologies, a unit of Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, announces a technology transfer and license agreement of its proprietary sexed genetics technology to Geno, the leading Norwegian bovine genetics producer. Geno will produce sexed Norwegian Red genetics in Norway using Genus’ innovative genetics sexing technology. Geno has had an exclusive partnership with ABS Global (Genus’ bovine genetics division) for several years to market Norwegian

Ayrshire Roundtable: Preparing for the 'Big Dance'

How Ayrshire exhibitors gear up for the International Showing at World Dairy Expo is the honor and thrill that many registered Ayrshire breeders young and old look forward to every year. The high-quality cows, reunions with old friends, booming trade show and plethora of events combine to make it the highlight of a year of hard work. We spoke with [four] Ayrshire breeders who are no stranger to the colored shavings to ask them about their experiences at Expo and the work it t

North Carolina State University Guernsey Herd

In May of 2016, the Guernsey Promotion Group held the “Carolina Edition” of their Guernsey Promotion Sale in Shelby, North Carolina. After purchasing five yearling heifers at that sale, the North Carolina State University Guernsey herd began. The NCSU dairy currently milks around 170 cows, including about 110 Holsteins, 60 Jerseys and two Guernseys purchased in the sale. Both Guernseys in the milking herd had heifer calves this spring, expanding the NCSU Guernsey herd to seve